HARRIET WOHLGEMUTH IS EXCITED about the next Wednesday Music Club meeting, as she always is about each of the club’s five annual events. As program chair, she has arranged for fellow Sarah Lawrence alum Carol Hall, composer of the score and lyrics of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, to perform for an hour in..
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ON JAN. 28, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS and independent wine sellers throughout the state of New York announced the formation of a new coalition called The Last Store on Main Street to stop the state’s legalisation of wine sales in places other than licensed liquor stores. “Basically we believe that it would put mom-and-pop retail stores..
EACH VALENTINE’S DAY, a few lucky couples say their ‘I Do’s’ on the Empire State Building’s observation deck after winning the opportunity through Brides.com. This Feb. 14, for the first time, the back-to-back private ceremonies will include a same-sex commitment ceremony in which Park Slope women JESSICA CHESNUTT and NATALIE SAURO will declare their love..
BEST FRIENDS NICOLE KELLY and CYNTHIA STODDARD have much in common, although Kelly lives in Georgia and Stoddard in Park Slope. Top priorities for both women include raising their children, living each day fully and positively, and fighting against their chronic illnesses. Although still fighting, Stoddard has begun to lose her battle. “She’s on borrowed..
EAST NEW YORK NATIVE HAROLD M. MAURER, M.D., chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), is one of seven people who will be inducted into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame on April 16 by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. This is far from the first honor for a man who grew..
MILAGROS “AMY” LATORRES-RIOS has lived a life that defines what it means to receive from your community when in need and give back to others when able. As a 12-year-old she was invited by Center for Family Life (CFL) founder Sister Geraldine Tobia to join the Sunset Park community center, and she never left. At..
GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK THAT DANNY SIMMONS, co-founder and vice chairman of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, is now a member of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). An accomplished painter and curator, Simmons is also co-founder and executive producer of younger brother Russell Simmons’ “Def Poetry Jam” on HBO; founder of..
FOR 20 YEARS, MURIEL GUÉPIN was a financial analyst. Tired of the tough corporate culture and desiring a more personal setting, she quit her job in June of 2008. Guépin enrolled in an evening course at Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation to learn how to develop a business plan, and before the course was even finished..
VIOLET EAGAN has been skating “forever.” She trained at Lake Placid with several Olympians, and although she never competed in the games herself, she was capable in all of the steps. Four years ago, Eagan decided to share her favorite sport with her favorite neighborhood — Park Slope, where she has lived for 25 years..
IN HARD ECONOMIC TIMES, the arts are perhaps not hit particularly harder than the rest of us, but they are often hit quickly, and have to enter a creative and urgent fundraising mode to keep afloat. So many independent groups and institutions depend on the generosity of their supporters, who also suddenly find themselves facing..